Yup, Zynga is still worth more than EA, recent filing reveals

Money TreeA few months ago, Zynga's estimated valuation was rumored to be nearly $10 billion. Now, a recent Zynga filing reveals a sale of $490 million in shares slated for March of this year, Inside Social Games reports.

That number could indicate a post-money valuation, or an estimation of how much it's worth, of $9.1 billion. (Dr. Evil is rolling in his space pod right now.) This is all thanks to several big-name investors like Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments, T. Rowe Price and Kleiner Perkins.

However, Inside Social Games says that it's more complicated than that, thanks to several sales of Zynga stock in both directions that haven't been officially confirmed. In other words, Mark Pincus and crew have been vigilant of keeping their exact worth under wraps until the company decides to go public at some point. And, according to the New York Times, don't count on that in 2011. (Sorry, small time investors.)

Regardless, a slightly more confirmed valuation of $9.1 billion still has Zynga in the running as the second most valuable gaming company in the world. According to TechCrunch, EA is worth around $6.2 billion while Activision Blizzard sits pretty at $13 billion. So yes, Zynga is just about as loaded as we thought it was, and it's all thanks to our addictions to uniquely-colored Cows and Sheep.

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